Crews from four fire departments were sent to the J.M. Smucker Co. peanut butter production plant in New Bethlehem, PA on August 5 after a blaze ignited inside a piece of equipment, according to local news organization exploreClarion.com.
Responding to a call around 7:18 p.m., firefighters were able to douse flames in a roaster once on scene. The news website reported that workers safely evacuated the structure during the incident and no injuries were logged.
Fire personnel departed the facility at 8:46 p.m., exploreClarion.com said. An estimate of damages was unavailable.
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